What is a lightsaber trident? | Lightsaber Terminology

A lightsaber trident, or a trident lightsaber, is a long-handled lightsaber variation that emits three blades. A lightsaber trident is not currently part of Star Wars Canon or Star Wars Legends.

A lightsaber trident shares design similarities with the three-bladed crossguard lightsaber. Some trident lightsabers could be considered a crossguard lightsaber variation. A lightsaber trident is often depicted as using an extremely long handle, like a pike. Additionally, the side blades on a lightsaber trident, which are shorter than the main blade, are commonly slanted at a 45 degree angle or more or situated to run parallel to the main blade.

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Although a lightsaber trident is neither part of Star Wars Canon or Star Wars Legends, Hasbro’s officially licensed Star Wars BladeBuilders Lightsaber Toy Line allows builders to construct a lightsaber trident using mix-and-match parts from the product line.

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The Star Wars BladeBuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber Set allows builders to construct a lightsaber trident. | IMAGE CREDIT Hasbro

Several custom saber companies have made trident style lightsabers. Saberforge Paladin and Saberforge Triton are two custom sabers with angled crossguards. Other custom saber companies have made one-off custom lightsaber tridents. Crosspoint Sabers made a long-handled lightsaber trident.

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Crosspoint Sabers has made a one-off custom lightsaber trident | IMAGE CREDIT Crosspoint Sabers

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